National Philanthropy Day

2019 Nominations are open April 24 – June 15, 2019!
Click this link for 2019 Nomination Packet:  NPD2019 Nomination Packet – FINAL

Click here to submit your 2019 Nomination

Join us for National Philanthropy Day 2019!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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More details, including ticket sale date forthcoming. The day will include am and pm workshops, as well as the annual luncheon.

This year’s keynote speaker and afternoon workshop facilitator is Vu Le, author of the blog and Executive Director of Seattle-based nonprofit Rainier Valley Corps, which has the mission of tackling systemic injustice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaborations between diverse communities.

Le loves nonprofit work, has extensive experience in all aspects of it after nearly a decade of being an executive director, and thinks nonprofit professionals are amazing, brilliant, and good-looking.

Mark your calendars because this is an event you won’t want to miss!


“National Philanthropy Day” 2018 Awardees Announced!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan (AFPWM)  2018 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) awardees were honored at our NPD luncheon on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, MI.


Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Vicki Weaver
Spectrum Health Foundation/Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation

West Michigan Chapter Award for Excellence in Fundraising
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

President’s Award
Louise “Punky” Edison

Emerging Nonprofit Development Professional Award
Stephanie Kerr-Cathey
Kids’ Food Basket, Muskegon

Outstanding Corporation, Foundation, or Community Organization Award
Lake Michigan Credit Union

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award
Veverly Austin
Girl, Get Your Fight Back and Rock The Runway

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Janean Couch and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Youth Grant Committee